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Vonage vs. magicJack Plus VoIP Home Phone Service

With so many efforts by so many people across the United States to try to save money, many people are discovering that one of the easiest ways to save money is by switching their home or business phone service from a standard telephone service provider, to one of the many VoIP phone service providers.  VoIP telephone service providers not only provide a phone service that is much less costly, allowing customers to save hundreds, or even thousands of dollars per year, but they also provide a phone service that is extremely easy to use and set up.

Two of the largest VoIP telephone service providers include magicJack and Vonage.  Each of these two companies provides their customers with the opportunity to get a reliable, inexpensive home and (in the case of Vonage) business phone service for a fraction of the cost of a traditional landline.  For consumers who are interested in which phone service will best meet their needs, we have outlined a few of the primary characteristics of the Vonage telephone services in the following paragraphs.

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Much like the features provided by the magicJack Plus 2014, Vonage provides customers with a number of different features that are provided by standard home telephone service providers, as well as many features that are not provided by landline phone service providers.  Some of these features include:

  • Caller ID
  • Call Waiting
  • 3-Way Calling
  • Call Forwarding
  • Anonymous Call Block
  • Vonage Visual Voicemail: allows users to get their voicemail as a text, voice, or Email.
  • Other features that are only applicable to VoIP phone service providers:
  • No need for a computer
  • Keep your phone number
  • SimulRing: allows Vonage customers to receive phone calls on up to five different phones at the same time (including office, home, or mobile devices).
  • Compatible with fax machines (for $9.99 per month)
  • Phone call quality comparable to that of landline phone service providers, as well as mobile phone service providers
  • Phone service can be used from a mobile device: The Vonage Extensions App, like the magicJack app, is available for free download, allows Vonage customers to use their existing call plan to make and receive calls from their mobile device, using a Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G connection. This easy-to-use App allows you to import or export your existing contacts, making it one of the most convenient VoIP mobile apps yet.

Vonage App

The Vonage Extensions App is available with a variety of different mobile devices, including iOS devices like iPhone, as well as Android devices, and Blackberry

Make and receive calls during a power or internet outage: Unlike many other Voice Over Internet Protocol telephone service providers, Vonage customers can still make and receive calls even if their internet is out.  In order to do this, customers must first set up a Network availability number when they sign up.  During a power outage, calls will be forwarded to the mobile device number or landline that has been provided.  This is one feature that sets Vonage apart from many other VoIP phone service providers, which will often leave customers unable to make and receive calls during any type of internet outage.

How Vonage Works

Vonage and magicJack provide phone service to their customers in a very similar manner.  These companies, as well as other VoIP phone service providers, let users make and receive phone calls by using an existing high-speed internet connection.  The Vonage box can connect to the user’s existing internet connection in several ways, including through a high-speed wireless router, DSL, or cable modem.  Users of Vonage and magicJack alike will be able to browse the internet as they make phone calls.


Getting the Vonage VoIP phone service started is very easy.  First, consumers should sign up for a Vonage calling plan.  After that, customers will receive a Vonage Box, Ethernet cable, power cord, and a Quick Start Guide in the mail.  Currently, Vonage require a United States billing and shipping address for registering.

The Vonage Box is a VoIP phone adapter that is capable of connecting up to two lines through the user’s pre-existing high-speed cable or DSL internet connection.  The small and portable device has been designed to work with cordless, or corded phones, and it comes with a VoIP networking router.  This Vonage Box is available with an Instant Rebate for free, otherwise it costs $79.99.

Vonage Box

The Vonage Quick Start Guide comes with several easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, which have been included below:

  1. Plug the Vonage Box into an existing high-speed internet connection via a wireless router, DSL, or cable modem
  2. Plug the home phone into the Vonage Box
  3. Pick up the phone, and begin calling friends and family.  Calls can also be received to the same telephone number immediately.

Ease of Use

The only requirement for Vonage, magicJack, and many other VoIP phone services is the availability of a high-speed internet connection, as well as a touch-tone phone.  Each of these two VoIP phone service providers make their devices extremely easy to set up, so users can begin making and receiving calls through their internet connection in the matter of just a few minutes.

Although these devices are designed to be extremely easy to set up, Vonage actually provides its customers with professional installers with more difficult installations, such as getting all of the phone jacks in a particular home to work with Vonage.

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*This cost can be reduced if users choose to purchase 5 years of service in advance.

**This varies from the basic plans of $9.99 per month to $39.99 per month.

~The cost of the Vonage Box can be eliminated with a Instant Rebate.

Cost of Vonage Home Phone Service

The cost of Vonage Home Phone service depends on the particular plan being purchased.  However, with so many different residential plans to choose from, Vonage likely has a calling plan that will work for just about anyone’s needs.  The Residential Phone Plans that Vonage has available are listed in the following paragraphs.  Each plan below allows customers to keep their own phone number, or choose a different phone number.

US and Canada 400: $12.99/month (no annual contract)

This is a basic home phone service that provides custoemrs with 400 minutes of outband and long distance calling each month to the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.  Each minute beyond 400 cost users just 5 cents.  However, calls to other Vonage home phone customers is completely free.   Low rates are also provided to landlines and mobile devices to ten other countries.

US and Canada 800: $21.99/month (no annual contract)

This is another basic residential phone service that provides customers with 800 minutes of local and long distance calls to the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.  Each minute beyond the allotted 800 costs customers just 3.9 cents.  Like the US and Canada 400, calls are still free to other Vonage home phone customers, and rates are low on international calls.

US and Canada Unlimited: $9.99/month (for 6 months, then $24.99/month) with a One Year Contract. $24.99/month without an annual contract

This call plan is one of Vonage’s most inclusive North America call plans.  Not only does this particular plan provide customers with unlimited outbound calling to the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, but they are also provided with low rates on international calls.  Like Vonage’s other US and Canada plans, calls are free to other Vonage home phone customers.

Vonage World: $9.99/month (for 6 months, then $26.99/month) with a One Year Contract. $26.99/month without an annual contract

This international call plan allows customers to make unlimited international calls to landlines in 60 countries, and to mobile devices in ten countries.  Like Vonage’s other plans, calls are still free to other Vonage home phone customers.

Vonage World Plus: $9.99/month (for 3 months, then $29.99/month) with One Year Contract. $29.99/month without an annual contract

This home phone service allows Vonage customers to make unlimited local and long distance calls across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, PLUS an addition 250 minutes of international calling to cell phones in over 40 other countries, as well as landlines and cell phones in another 9 countries. Phone calls to other Vonage residential customers is also free.

Vonage World Mexico Sin Limites: $14.99/month (for 3 months, then $39.99/month) with One Year Agreement. $39.99/month without an annual contract

This residential calling plan allows Vonage customers to make unlimited local and international calls to landlines and mobile devices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited calling to landlines in over 60 other countries, and to mobile phones in 10 countries and territories.  Calls to other Vonage home phone customers is free.

Vonage 3000 to Globe Philippines: $29.99/month with no annual contract

This residential calling plan provides customers with 3000 minutes of calling each month to all Globe numbers in the Philippines, as well as unlimited calling to landlines and mobile devices in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.  Minutes beyond 3000 will cost customers just 11 cents each.  Calls to other Vonage home phone customers is also free.  This particular plan comes with 24/7 Customer Care (in Filipino, also).

Where to Buy Vonage

The Vonage box is available for purchase at a variety of retail locations, including Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, BrandsMart USA, and Walmart

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New magicJack WiFi Updates May Make it the Most Usable VoIP Device Yet

Since the beginning of the magic Jack series of VoIP telephone service devices has been released, the product has revolutionized the way that people make and receive phone calls.  When the product was first released in 2007, many people were skeptical about the magic Jack’s call quality and reliability.  However, news of the high call quality and reliability that the device provided to its users quickly spread.  Soon after its release, hundreds of thousands of the magic Jack devices had been sold to people all over the United States.  For just $19.95 per year, far less than many people pay for phone service each month, the magic Jack allowed its users to make unlimited local and long distance calls anywhere within the United States and Canada.  There were some minor drawbacks to the original magic Jack device, though.

One of the biggest inconveniences of using the magic Jack to make and receive calls was the device’s reliance on a computer.  In order to make and receive calls, the magic Jack had to be plugged into the USB port of a computer, and the computer had to be powered on.  However, hearing the biggest concerns from their customers, VocalTec Communcations, the manufacturer of the magic Jack, helped solve this major inconvenience with its magicJack Plus.  With the magicJack Plus, users could make and receive calls without their computer being turned on.  This was accomplished with the magicJack Plus being plugged directly into the user’s high speed modem or router.  This helped the magicJack Plus’s users eliminate the need to constantly have their computer on, making communicating with friends and family much easier.  Although it was slightly more expensive than the previous magic Jack, at just $29.95 per year, the device provides high quality home phone service for much less than with traditional landline telephone companies.  VocalTec is currently in the process of preparing to release its newest VoIP product—the magicJack WiFi.

Although it is not currently released, there is a great deal of speculation about the magicJack WiFi.  Many people wonder what kinds of upgrades they should expect to find in the device, while many wonder how much the new magic Jack WiFi will cost.  There are a variety of upgrades to the new magicJack WiFi that will make the new device the easiest to use of all of the magic Jack series of devices.  First, the magicJack WiFi will feature an LCD panel, double dock DDR memory, automatic audio gain control, and a power saving sleep mode, helping make the device more energy efficient.  Installing the device is anticipated to be much easier than with previous devices.  Although installing the magic Jack original and the magicJack Plus was already very easy, the magic Jack WiFi is intended to simply plug into a power outlet and be ready to go.  The combination of these upgrades to the magic Jack WiFi will make it the fastest, most powerful magic Jack unit to date.  Many experts believe that the magic Jack WiFi will provide usefulness to business owners, as it is expected to have the power to support as many as 40 phones.

Outside of these significant upgrades, the magic Jack WiFi will likely have much in common with its forefathers.  The size will likely be about the same as previous units, at about the size of a flash drive.  Additionally, the device will still require high speed cable or DSL Internet, as well as a high speed router, in order to function.  Users should still expect to have the same great high quality phone calls using the magicJack WiFi that they experienced with previous magic Jack units.  However, with technology upgrades, and the addition of more memory, the magicJack WiFi will likely provide its users with the highest call quality available through any VoIP telephone service provider.  Furthermore, it has the potential to provide call quality that exceeds that of landline telephone service providers.  The magicJack WiFi should continue to allow users to make free local and long distance calls anywhere within the United States and Canada.  Also, calls back to the United States and Canada from the device should also continue to be free for its users.  Finally, it is likely the price of the magic Jack WiFi device will remain fairly constant.  If the current trend continues, the magicJack WiFi may cost its users $39.95 per year (although with efficient production of the device, the price certainly could be lower).

So when is the magic Jack WiFi scheduled to be released?  Although very few people can say for sure, the magicJack WiFi should be released in 2013, with software updates advancing it even further in 2014.

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VoIP Review: MagicJack Plus Cutting Consumers Phone Bills

Anybody looking to save money can find huge savings by switching their phone service from a traditional landline phone service provider to the magicJack Plus. The magicJack Plus is a small USB device that lets consumers make calls through their high-speed internet connection. It delivers many of the same features that are provided by a traditional phone service provider, but at a price of just $29.95 per year (with an option to purchase five years of service for $99.95).

The magicJack Plus makes calls through a VoIP network, also known as Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol.. This is the same technology other companies have used previously , such as NetTALK, Vonage, and the previous model of the magicJack, released in 2007. These services use your existing broadband internet connection to make and receive calls. One downside to this, however, is that you will not be able to make or receive calls during a power or internet outage. With a reliable internet connection, this is not be a significant issue.

The magicJack Plus phone service gives users call waiting, call forwarding, caller ID, three-way calling, and voicemail, all for no additional charge. With their low yearly payment, users can make and receive unlimited local and long distance calls anywhere in the United States and Canada. Users can also make international calls for a low per minute rate, which varies from country to country.

The device is simple to set up. Consumers can expect to spend less than five minutes from opening the device, to being able to make calls. The magicJack Plus device is plugged into a high-speed modem or router, and into its power supply. Next, a standard telephone is plugged into the magicJack Plus, and users can begin making calls immediately, using their own phone number.

The device requires an initial purchase of $69.95, which includes the magicJack+ device and all of its hardware, including an AC adapter power supply, an Ethernet cable, and a cable for USB. This price also includes the first year of service, so consumers do not even have to worry about paying a phone bill for at least a year after the initial purchase. The initial purchase also includes a 30 Day Free Trial, so consumers have a month to decide whether or not they are satisfied with the magicJack Plus. This trial period eliminates the weariness of those who are switching to phone service provided through a VoIP network for the first time. If they are unsatisfied, the device can be easily returned.

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VoIP Review: ITP And Phone Power

What service to choose when selecting a VoIP service, you may ask? According to my VoIP review, there are two companies who both got a five star out of five: ITP, and Phone Power.

Signing up for ITP, you are eligible for two months free, pay monthly (leaving you paying $199 a yr), and a free calling card. ITP has several pricing plans available,a few of those would be: Unlimited for $19.99 monthly, 500 minutes for $9.99 monthly, or International for $24.99 monthly. There are still many more to suit your needs, if none of those work for you.

Signing up for Phone Power, you are eligible for 60 minutes International talk time free,second phone line free, and a rate of $199.95 for two years. At Phone Power, their is also several plans available, a few of those allow you to pay a rate of 19.95 monthly for unlimited service, or you can get the two years, and pay $199.95. That leaves you paying for the first year, and getting the second year free, as a promotion that is going on for a short period of time.

When choosing between two companies that have the same rating, you may want to consider a variety of things. For example, ITP’s saving does not have to be prepay-ed, you get month one, and twelve for free, and pay $19.99 a month, for the months in between. You also have the advantage to enjoy their services and then pay, if you are not satisfied, cancel at anytime, with no fee! No need in worrying if the company you have prepaid,is going to go out of business, and leave you without telephone, and the money you had paid.

There is also a good side to prepaying, if you feel you trust that the company will in business for the time you will want VoIP. You will not have to worry about a bill throughout the month, as you have already paid, and got a one time low rate, instead of a higher monthly payment. You may also want to look into the ways of contacting the service provider.

For example, Phone Power has not only ways to contact them through telephone, and email, but you can contact them through a online based one on one chat, where you can discuss billing & sales, or tech support. As to ITP allows email, or telephone contact. After considering your options carefully, you have two highly rated companies who both likely deserve your business, the hard part will be picking which company.

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VoIP Review: Vonage And AT&T

VoIP which stands for Voice over Internet Protocol is a phone service connection that uses the internet in order to connect two calling parties. To use it, a VoIP adapter and internet connection is a must. However, since almost all homes and establishment are already connected to the internet, making use of this wired connection is the backbone why VoIP calls have lower rates when compared to traditional telephones.

In the US today, many telephone and internet providers are competing with each other in getting as many homes equipped with VoIP as possible. Most of these companies offer bundle packages where internet connection and VoIP telephone connection are given for a very small fee. The top two competing companies in the US today are Vonage and AT&T. Let’s talk about the differences and similarities of what these two companies are offering in this VoIP review.

*Monthly Subscription*
Vonage offers a monthly subscription fee of $14.99 for the first 6months of signing up. Then the rate will increase to the regular fee of $25.99 a month. AT&T U-verse Voice offers their service for a monthly fee of $35. This is higher than Vonage but because of the greater service. AT&T U-verse Voice also caters mostly to small business and enterprise VoIP client.

*Minutes of Free Local and International Calls*
Vonage offers unlimited local and long distance calls to over 60 countries. AT&T U-verse Voice offers the same unlimited local and long distance call rates, but limited only to US, Canada and Puerto Rico. If the $35 per month subscription is too much for you, AT&T U-verse Voice also offers a lower rate of $25 for 250minutes long distance call to the countries mentioned above.

*Clarity of lines*
Both Vonage and AT&T U-verse Voice offers clear and quality lines for your local and international calls.

*Added Service*
Added service like call waiting, voice mails and call forwarding are included on subscriptions to either of the two companies.

*Bundle Rates*
Vonage and AT&T U-verse Voice both offer bundle rates, wherein special telephone features can be added to your VoIP line for a very minimal fee. For the complete bundle rates check out Vonage’s site and AT&T U-verse Voice.

*Value for Money*
If you have friends or relatives living in Asia or Europe, it is best to get Vonage VoIP subscription as they offer free calls to these areas. But if most of your calls are within North America and is thinking of putting up a small business, AT&T U-verse Voice is the best for you.

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VoIP Review: MagicJack – Skype – Vonage

This post will share a VoIP review of three different companies rates. A long time fixture of the VoIP industry, Vonage provides various services for various rates, some of which vary in cost over time. Rates for Vonage start at $17.99 monthly, and can go as high as $34.99 a month. Much like Vonage’s status as a fixture of the VoIP industry, Vonage’s prices have remained quite fixed over time, and continue to be competitive in the VoIP industry.

In contrast to Vonage, the MagicJack service which is a relative newcomer to the VoIP industry has proven to be innovative in price and service packaging. With a low cost of $39.95 for both the MagicJack unit and a year of service, and a $19.95 yearly bill, the MagicJack service already beats Vonage hands-down in regard to service price. Adding to MagicJack’s value is the fact that service includes free long distance calling to the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. On top of long distance services provided by MagicJack, the MagicJack service also includes free directory assistance, phone number assignment, call waiting, voicemail, and caller ID.

While MagicJack and Vonage have only long-term service rates, Skype provides service on both a monthly and “Pay-As-You-Go” basis. With rates from 2.1 cents per minute for Pay-As-You-Go, Skype’s short-term benefits are quite apparent. More so, Skype presents itself as quite the competitor in regard to their monthly service plans by providing services starting from $2.95 a month for domestic calling. Along with their domestic (US & Canada) plan, Skype also provides country-selective services at the cost of $5.95 a month.

Skype’s ‘Unlimited Country’ plan allows the user to select a country in which they can make unlimited land-line calls to for the duration of their month subscription. Skype’s third monthly option is the ‘Unlimited World’ plan, at the price of $12.95 a month, Skype provides landline calls to over fourty countries worldwide. Along with the capability of being able to make telephone calls, Skype also provides the capability to make free PC-to-PC calls which also include video services.

Overall, in the competition between VoIP services, Skype provides the most cost-efficient plan without many frills. MagicJack meanwhile provides the most cost-efficient price which also includes a wide range of special services. Vonage, while being a long-time leader in VoIP services has fallen behind with their use of excessive prices, for services which are now common-place and can be delivered at lower rates by their competitors.

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VoIP Review: Pros & Cons

VoIP Service, i.e. Voice over Internet Protocol is a basic term used for the whole family related to the transmission technology, which deals with the voice communication delivery through IP networks. These IP networks can be either Internet or any other Packet switched networks. Session control protocols are often employed to control the set up as well as the calls tear-down or audio codec. This enables the encoding of speech by allowing voice communication and transmission through IP networks. Few examples of various technologies used to implement VoIP are H-323, IP Multimedia Subsystem, Real-Time Transport Protocol and Session Initiation Protocol.

VoIP has been beneficial in terms of reducing cost related to communication as well as infrastructure. The phone calls are routed through the existing data networks, thus avoiding a need for extra or separate data network. Various other facilities like conference calls, call forwarding, automatic redial and even caller ID are made available free of cost as compared to the conventional telecommunication system.

Since VoIP are charged per megabyte, the billing costs are very low as compared to the regular telephone bills. Basically there are many pros and cons of using VoIP service. If you perform a VoIP review you will find a lot of advantages. As mentioned earlier, the reduction in cost is the biggest advantage of VoIP. Even international calls are charged very less as compared to the conventional telecommunication system. This service is indeed really portable, as one can use it anywhere by simply logging into the unique VoIP account. Even the phone -to- phone VoIP service is portable. This makes VoIP service really unique and advantageous.

But it also has cons or disadvantages. Two biggest hurdles of VoIP service are lack in provision of a round the clock service and emergency calling. Traditional phone services continue to provide unobstructed service, even when there is no power supply. But with internet phones, one needs to have power supply. If there is a black out, it may be impossible to avail this service, provided one has some battery backup or a power generator hooked up to your VoIP adapter. VoIP service is not really useful in case of emergencies, like calling 911. Locations can be easily traced in conventional phone calls, but it is just not possible to locate areas in internet phones. The data sent via email often arrives in a scrambled manner in VoIP service. Hence it loses in terms of quality. Two more hurdles that come in the way of VoIP service are distance as well as speed.

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VoIP Pros And Cons

As we know, VOIP is the abbreviated form of Voice Over Internet Protocol, which is the latest technology by which an user can make the phone calls via internet instead of using traditional land line based phone calling. Since this is an accepted technology and is being used worldwide, so for sure, it has got its own advantages but at the same time there are some disadvantages also in conjunction with these advantages. So, for sure before completing reverting to this latest technology of telecommunication, which has taken the world by storm, it is advisable for the customer to have a quick glance at the pros and cons with which this latest revolution in telecommunications comes to you. So, let us take a glance at both pros and cons in successive paragraphs.

1. The very first and most important advantage of VOIP is that it costs much less in comparison to traditional phone calls as it has a flat rate charge for calling long distances whereas in traditional way, your call cost is always proportional to the distance between the caller and the receiver.
2. With VOIP, you can communicate with multiple people at anytime you want but with traditional way of telecommunication, you are limited to one call one person.
3. As VOIP incorporates both data and voice communication. So, instead of just being able to talk with the other person, you can exchange more ideas with them like sending graphics, videos etc, which again is a limitation with the traditional system of telecommunications.
4. As VoIP is internet-enabled service, so even if you change location, you do not need to change the existing number, which you have to, in case you are using the traditional system.
5. Wherever internet access is available, VOIP services can be utilized but same stand restricted in case of traditional system.

1. As VOIP is internet-enabled service, every time the internet connection cuts down, the VOIP system becomes inaccessible. So, if that is the only way of your telecommunication, in that case, it would prove dangerous in case of emergency.
2. VOIP services depends mainly on the quality of internet connection in your area as well as the power availability. So, in case the quality of internet is poor, it will led to poor VoIP conversation.
3. Since the VOIP is portable, so calls cannot be traced properly as to from where they are made.
4. Eavesdropping is another limitation of VOIP as it does not comes with conversational privacy and your calls can be overheard by somebody else.
5. Though caller ID is a built-in feature of VOIP package, but when we make calls using our VOIP connection, our number is not screened on their caller ID and is displayed as “Unknown.” So, the receiver might not be willing to attend our call.

Having said both the pros and cons of this great technology, none of us can undermine its importance in the current scenario where internet has certainly become a part and parcel of our everyday life. Check out several companies and do a thorough VoIP review before signing up. So, let us hope that soon all its disadvantages can be completely removed or at least minimized to an extent that majority of the world population can use this fascinating technological innovation.

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VoIP Review: Vonage

VoIP Review: Vonage
I have used Vonage for a little over two years now and must say it has been a pleasant experience. Their basic rate is $25, but I pay an additional $10 for a second number on the same line. Two major things tend to stand out to me when I consider my experience with this VoIP provider.

The first point relates to sound quality. When I first got the service I thought the sound quality was comparable to “ma bell”, except when I was using the internet intensely (using file-sharing while watching YouTube) in which case the other party reported I sounded garbled. This may have actually been an issue with my router, though, because I changed routers ten months ago and haven’t had issues in about a year. What some people may not notice, though, is when you call someone else with Vonage. I honestly believe the quality to be crystal clear in such cases. There’s less distortion than on phone lines. When you hear a TV or talking in the background, the voices remain distinct. Another case I have for better sound quality is when calling my friends abroad. They no longer sound a mile away due to signal loss. I almost never get a bad connection now and I would say that in those rare occasions I would have to blamed it on the Egyptian telecommunications, because what few times I do get static it’s usually during the afternoon in Cairo. If you have pen-pals abroad, this service is a must-have. The other issue or lack there of would be regarding usage charges.

Though I only just started getting free calling globally (and still at the same low price which I’ve paid without a rate hike for twenty-six months), I’ve experienced significant international savings throughout my history with Vonage. My former phone provider, MCI, could charge me as much as $80 a month for the limited calling I placed to my old college friends in Egypt and Ireland. As soon as I got my first Vonage bill, I noticed the huge difference, at all times paying less than a dollar a minute for international calling, even to rural places that most providers charge an arm and leg to call. Now, I can call for hours without a worry or care. I haven’t had to worry about long distance charges since even before Vonage, but, with MCI, I was paying nearly $75 for unlimited long distance.

I would definitely recommend anyone looking into VoIP to give Vonage a try.

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VoIP Adapter

Voice over Internet Protocol, also know as VoIP for short, is a convenient way to get telephone service if you have a high speed Internet connection available to you in your house. VoiP services are a great option because they are generally very low priced even when making international calls. In order to successfully utilize a VoIP you will need a VoIP adapter in order to get your VoIP service up and running. Thankfully most companies that over VoIP services provide an adapter. It may or may not be at additional cost.

One of the most common types of VoIP adapters are analog telephony adaptors, also known as ATA for short. You will be able to use this device to connect a certain number of phones to a digital telephone system, usually two to four phones. This means they these adaptors are perfect if you use VoIP. Since you are able to connect multiple phones to this adaptor you’ll be able to connect every single phone in your house up to one line. If you’re a business owner you may very well need to purchase multiple adapters in order to connect all your phones to a VoIP service if your business is large. However, for the general user and a small business one adapter is usually sufficient.

It is very common for analog telephony adapters to be the VoIP adapters for many companies that provide VoIP services. These adapters are used in order to allow a user to replace their traditional telephone line with a voice over IP network. Often times when receiving an adapter from any given company they are locked so they you are unable to use it with any other competing VoIP service. Usually the user is able to make miner changes to the adapter, but the amount of control given is extremely limited. In order to find VoIP adapters that are usable with any VoIP service provider you will need to search for adapters that are unlocked.

Some service providers sell these types of adapters, but because it is a competitive market usually you will only be able to purchased locked adapters. The absolute best place to purchase unlocked VoIP adapters is over the Internet. There are many reliable stores online to purchase these adapters. A quick search will probably yield hundreds of results. It is up to you, the consumer, to make the best decision about which adaptors to purchase and from what store. If you are not up for shopping online for them usually you can find adapters in retail stores.